Convergence, by J.D. Watts

19 Jul

Format: Kindle Edition
Published: December 2, 2010
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Back cover blurb:
In modern times, mankind believes they know all that there is to know about the world around them. Arrogant in their ignorance, they travel through life completely unaware of the other beings in their midst, the other Children of Creation. Celestial Angels and Fallen walk amongst them unseen, while the third beings of creation, the Guardians, live along side them, protecting them from attacks of the Fallen.

Daniella Rossi is a nineteen year old college student who sees the world quite differently than those around her. From infancy, she was aware of the beings that walked among her kind who were not like them, as well as her own personal Guardian who watched over her. Dani always knew she was different, but she never dreamed the full scope of her importance.

Follow Dani as her life takes an unexpected turn when a new Guardian is assigned to replace her lifelong companion and friend. Much older, more experienced, and socially awkward, Nathaniel must learn to adjust himself to fit into Dani’s world in order to guard her without drawing unwanted attention. While the Fallen are determined to capture Dani, she and Nathaniel find themselves developing a bond that goes far beyond that of Guardian and charge. Facing the strains of a brewing war and forbidden affections, will they be ready for the coming battle? Will Dani be able to handle the truth of her existence and destiny?

My review:
This book totally surprised me, in a very good way. The prologue had me a bit wary that this would be an overly religious tome, but once I started Chapter 1 I could not put it down.

Orphan Dani Rossi is a very special girl whose life has been protected by Ana, a Guardian sent to look after her by the angels. Dani has the unique ability – but sometimes she sees it as a curse – of being able to see her Guardian and other celestial beings, including the Fallen Angels Lucifer sends to try to harm her. With the threat against her increasing, at age 19 Dani finds Ana is to be replaced by Nathaniel, a much stronger Guardian who is as gorgeous as he is innocent of the human emotions he feels through his bond with Dani. Of course she doesn’t like Nate at first, especially as he has replaced her mother-figure, but he starts running his fingers through his hair and… *swoon*

I love a good angels versus demons showdown, and the suspense Watts builds to get us to the finale is very well done. Dani learns how truly special she is and finds the strength to do what everyone expects her to do just in the nick of time. Yes, it does get a bit Christian at the end, but the whole things fits, and of course the slow-burning love story with Nate is just heavenly (pun intended!)

I hope the second book in the series can progress the love story – UST is all very well but sometimes I need a bit of action! – as well as tell us what the bad guys plan to do next. I’m looking forward to reading it.

My rating: 5/5
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